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A great resource for parents to keep the kids busy!
Member Name: thehonesttruth
At the moment, I'm partway through a Story Sacks course at my daughters school. Basically, you take a book you like, and make puppets, jigsaws, games, masks, and anything else you think would aid you in telling the story. The book I chose for my course is called 'The monkey with the bright blue bottom'.
Currently, we're focusing on making a game to play with the kids, and I'd done the basic gameboard . The only thing was, I needed some images of monkeys to help jazz it up a little, and I'm not much cop at drawing . So, I had a browse online to see if there were any online sites that would let me print out simple pictures I could then colour in myself - and came across this website .
The site is primarily in pink, and navigation is pretty simple - there are four main navigational links at the top of the page, Colouring, Newsletter, Links, and Forum . I'll be honest, I haven't really bothered with anything except the colouring section, as all I needed was pictures to use on my course. There is also a handy little search box, allowing you to search for a specific kind of picture . I typed in monkey, and it came up with a series of 64 'Curious George' monkey pictures, some of which were perfect for my course. These were displayed as thumbnails, and clicking on the thumbnail came up with the full sized picture and an icon of a printer. It's so simple, even a child could figure out how it works .
And my daughter has! She now knows how to use the search to find her favourite characters, or she just browses until she finds a picture she likes, which she then prints off to colour in. This has resulted in my printer cartridges emptying rather rapidly, but she seems happy. There are a wide range of pictures to choose from, mostly of well known characters, such as Disney Princesses , cartoon characters, even Barbie . I can also see this site potentially being useful for people who work in schools, as it has themed sections - such as Easter, Halloween, and Valentines day, and these pictures could be incredibly useful for printing out to use as colouring sheets in classes .
It could be quite useful for long journeys too - just print out a few pictures for your kids to colour on the train, far less bulky than a colouring book .
The site is great . It's free to use, easy to use, and has a wide range of pictures of all kinds of characters. There are so many pictures here, my daughter will be colouring forever, provided I remember to keep buying printer cartridges, of course.
My one criticism, and this is really nitpicking, is that the address is spelt with color , not colour. I always type it in incorrectly the first time! But, not a big problem, and certainly not worth deducting a star for .